Gas prices are down and the political race is heating up. Here is Monday's edition of "The Pulse".
National Donut Day
If you woke up Monday morning and reached for a glazed round pastry, you may be celebrating National Doughnut Day. And here's your donut trivia, the tasty treats were first made by the dutch. They were made with sweet dough, and while they didn't have a hole in the center, they were fried in hot oil like in modern times. Last year more than 200-million doughnuts were sold in the U.S. alone.
Good news, the average price for a gallon of regular gas posted its biggest drop since 2008 in the past two weeks. The national average for a gallon of regular is now 3 dollars and 54 cents. Officials say it's because hurricane Sandy has made it harder for people to travel, and California has fixed it's refinery issues, which is good news for us.
Death of Jim Durham
ESPN radio announcer Jim Durham, who called NBA games for the network, has died. ESPN said today that Durham died over the weekend at his home in Tomball, Texas. A cause of death was not announced. Durham was the lead play-by-play commentator for NBA games on ESPN radio since its inception in 1996. He was 65.
Katy Perry gets Political
Pop singer Katy Perry has done it again. She appeared in a stunning politically-themed dress before thousands of democratic supporters at a rally Saturday for President Obama in Wisconsin. Perry came on stage wearing a red, white and blue dress and holding a microphone shaped like the statue of liberty's torch. After singing teenage dream and part of me, Perry asked the crowd to text donations to the American Red Cross.
Its 18 electoral college votes and reputation for picking presidents have the candidates clamoring for the undecided voters. Ohio voters have chosen the winner in the last 12 presidential elections.